Saturday, March 16, 2013

Grandad, There's a Head on the Beach

Spunky. I admit it was the title, Grandad, There’s a Head on the Beach, that led me to the latest novel from Colin Cotterill, a novelist I had not read before. What I found inside was a spunky protagonist, Jimm Jurree, whose slapstick actions provided ongoing mild humor. Beneath this façade of this comedy set in Thailand, Cotterill increases the awareness of readers of the plight of refugees from Burma. This juxtaposition of a serious social issue with comedy may be jarring to some readers, but I found that I appreciated the way in which Cotterill made this work. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase Grandad from

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